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K. Michelle

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Kimberly Michelle Pate (better know like K. Michelle) was born on March 4, 1986 in Memphis, Tennessee. K. Michelle is an R&B/Soul singer and songwriter. She was signed to Jive Records in December 2008. Shortly thereafter she was brought to the attention of labelmate R. Kelly, who is K. Michelle’s male mentor. K. Michelle is the only artist featured on R. Kelly’s latest album Love Letter (2010). She is a single mother to her seven year old son Chase Bowman.

K. Michelle has stated that artists who have influenced her musical style include Mary J. Blige, Whitney Houston, and Tammi Terrell.

Her first mixtape What’s the 901?, is considered a tribute to Mary J Blige. She released her second mixtape on Christmas Eve 2010 entitled For Colored Girls (Pre-Pain Medicine). K Michelle has an upcoming album called Pain Medicine which is one of the top anticipated albums of 2011. Her two singles “Fallin” and “I Just Can’t Do This” were voted on 106 and Park for over eight weeks, and another single called “How Many Times” was released in February 2011. K Michelle has worked with artists such as R. Kelly, Trina, Gucci Mane, Rick Ross, Meek Mill, and many others. She earned her first gold plaque for her contribution to R.Kelly’s album Love Letter where she was featured on the track “Love Is”. Another mixtape, Signed, Sealed, Delivered was released in June 2011. Recent messages on twitter from K.Michelle state that she will be releasing another mixtape entitled S.T.O.R.

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